1 SEX IS GOD’S IDEA.
He created it, and He knows how to make things fun. It is meant to be enjoyable. “Be fruitful and multiply” means, “Have fun growing a family,” and the rest of your life. Joy is a fruit of the Spirit. A sourpuss Christian is an oxymoron–or should be. Pleasure is a mark of the kingdom of Christ. David wrote, “In your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore” (Psalm 16:11). Satan is not happy, nor is anyone who associates with him. He does a great job of making people miserable–like himself.
2 SEX SHOWS GOD’S LOVE.
The union of a man and a woman preaches the gospel. After Paul writes that “the two shall become one flesh,” he says, “This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church” (Ephesians 5:31,32). Sex is a physical experience with deep spiritual significance. That is why sex between the wrong people is spiritually damaging and why sex between a husband and wife in love with God enhances their love for God and for one another.
3 SATAN HATES SEX.
He offers an alternative to real sex, between one man and one women, a husband and a wife. He says that it can be done outside of marriage or between two men or two women–or with animals. Because he hates what God creates, he depersonalizes it, destroys it, turns it into porn.
4 THE PERVERSION OF SEX IS EXPANDING.
Brothels are opening in a couple of cities that offer sex with robots. And it’s not cheap. But it is a cheap form of love. Talk about the depersonalizing of sex. It is no longer “consensual.” What might that do to the appetite of a man? Some say it will turn him into a beast. Look out, women!
5 SEX IS WONDERFUL–AND DANGEROUS.
Sex is not the ultimate–God is. It cannot give us what only God can. If we expect too much from a physical encounter without an encounter with God, we will be disappointed and disillusioned. Sex is not at the center of our relationship with God. One does not need sex to enjoy God. Paul David Tripp wrote in an article about sex, “It sells you the lie that physical pleasure is the pathway to spiritual peace. Sex is the work of the Creator’s hands but tends to promise you what only the Creator can deliver. It is beautiful in itself but has become distorted and dangerous by means of the fall” (Crossways). Sex doesn’t solve problems–it reveals them.
6 THE CLOSER TO GOD, THE GREATER THE POTENTIAL FOR ENJOYABLE SEX.
He’s behind it, He’s in it, He is for it. “And the word became flesh,” shows the extent of God’s love in redeeming and restoring the race. When humanity was trying to get spiritual, God got physical. Instead of our trying to reach up to God, He reached down to us in a tangible, observable, physical way. Astounding. Then He gets physical through the love shown between a husband and wife. As we grow in Him, we grow in our love for one another, which enhances the joy of sex. No wonder Satan hates sex. And no wonder growing, healthy Christians love it!